Each year since 2009 we’ve been bringing top quality teachers from around the world to the Mallorca International Dance Seminar. This year the seminar directors Laura Macias and Gavin De Paor will bring all their experience as world class teachers to the seminar now in its 12th successive year.
Past seminars have welcomed the likes of Gabor Kapin, Natsu Sasaki, Matthias Markstein, Ibrahim Önal, Sebnam Önal, Olaf Schmidt, Amanda Miller, Roser Muñoz, Lee Brummer, Roman Rumiantsev, Ana Eva Cruellas, Jens Rosen, Bebeto Cidra, Andrea Bibolotti, Cyril Pierre, Philip Connaughton, Michaela Kolarova-de Lange, Tamás Géza Móricz, Cristina Ayllon, Aníbal Santos, Olaf Schmidt and Renato Paroni…
Native of Palma, artistic director Laura Macias completed her dance training at the Rambert Ballet School and the Royal Ballet School in London. She began her career with Ballet Clasico de Madrid before moving to Germany where she remained for 9 years dancing in a number of state theatres including Lübeck, Flensburg, Kaiserslautern, Aachen and Schwerin. Laura is a founding member of Pasodos and has created many full length productions for the company over the past 14 years to high critical acclaim including: Romeo & Juliet, 7 Deadly Sins, Islas and El Mal Amor. BaRockBallet, The Little Prince, Around the World and Tango Woman Ballet. From 2013 until 2016 Laura directed the Ballet Season in Teatro Principal de Palma choreographing full length Ballets, Ballet Galas and the Ballet in several Operas.
Gavin De Paor
Classical Ballet / Repertoire
Gavin De Paor studied ballet at the Perm State Choreographic Institute in Russia. He began dancing at the Chelyabinsk Theatre and toured with Moscow City Ballet. He is a founding member of Ballet Ireland, the national ballet company of Ireland where he was born. Gavin has danced soloist and principal roles in all of the major classical ballets and has created many full length productions for Pasodos including: The Nutcracker, Tarzan & Jane and El Mal Amor. In 2014 Gavin premiered several full length ballets and Ballet Galas such as Don Quixote as part of the Ballet season between 2013 and 2016 for Teatro Principal de Palma. Gavin is regisseur in all the Ballets created by Pasodos Dance Company. He's the head Ballet teacher in Palma Dance Center and guest teacher for the Conservatoire of the Balearic Islands.